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Cuba: Education, Art and Nature

About the Delegation

On this delegation you will meet Cubans from all walks of life.  We will visit and study Cuba’s urban and rural educational programs from primary to university levels including professional schools such as the Latin American School of Medicine and the National School of Arts.  Included are meetings with professionals, families, elected officials, the neighborhood doctor, neighborhood organizing committees, and visits to artists’ collectives, museums, and historical sites. Also included is a two-day visit to Matanzas province and the Zapata peninsula. A popular visit is to the Alamar Cooperative, an urban organic garden/farm and market.

Ground cost: $2,400 + $100 visa fee (sliding scale and partial scholarships are available)

The delegation fee covers all in-country expenses (lodging, travel, meals, interpretation, etc.) along with pre-travel resources, reading lists, and support. The delegation fee also covers our international team’s expenses for delegation preparation and coordination. Any amount paid over the delegation fee will go to support delegation scholarship and sliding scales, helping to ensure the delegations are more accessible to everyone. A delegation payment of $2400 or more is ideal to cover all of your expenses and the broader delegation needs-- please pay this amount if you have institutional support or other financial resources.

Sliding Scale: $1400-$2400 
To request a sliding scale option, please fill out a scholarship form here.

Delegation dates: November 14-23, 2021

Deposit: $250 - Due September 1st, 2021

Deadline:

September 1, 2021

Your Ground Costs for a Solidarity Collective Delegation include almost everything in the 10 day journey

Payment Information

 

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MAIL CHECK (Save us $ on processing fee):

Witness for Peace Midwest

PO box 6078

Minneapolis, Mn 55406

*Please note the name of the delegation on the check

For More Information

For more details, please contact: 

Dixie Olmstead, 651-271-6558, dixie_olmstead@yahoo.com

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Costs and Funding

  • Pre-departure orientation

  • Ground transportation

  • Comfortable hotel and community homestay accommodations

  • Three daily meals and snacks

  • Popular education workshops

  • Spanish-English interpretation

  • Basic tips for drivers, and hotel staff

  • Honoraria for local organizations and presenters

  • Experienced U.S.-based activists to accompany the delegation as Coordinators

Ground Costs do not cover:

  • International airfare 

  • Souvenirs and gifts 

  • Extra tips - we give a group tip to our guide and driver at the end of the journey

  • Teachers and Literacy Campaigners: who will tell us about the right to free education from daycare through university, about literacy campaigns in Cuba and across the world

  • Popular educators and journalists: at the MLK Centre, a hub for pedagogical resources and training

  • Cultural workers: musicians, visual artists, dancers, print-makers, and we will visit galleries, museums, public parks and memorials

  • Medical students and practitioners: who ensure the right to healthcare that is free and universal, practice medical solidarity across 40+ countries, training students from the Global South and working-class USA and lead in biopharmaceutical production

  • Residents: who have benefited from efforts to eradicate homelessness and segregation, and to build dignified housing and the subsidised transportation, electricity and telecommunications necessary in city and rural life

  • People’s historians:who accompany the Cuban people in the fight for self-determination and sovereignty in the face of the colonial legacies, the US Blockade and military occupation of Guantanamo Bay

Delegation participants will meet with:

2021 Ground Costs: $1,400-$2,400
We provide travel scholarships and resources for your fundraising.